Herdegen Named Chairman of Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission

It seems every state that was a stakeholder in the Civil War has made announcements regarding sesquicentennial activities.  Wisconsin is taking it seriously.  They have appointed historian and author, Lance Herdegen, as chairman of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission.  Herdegen authored the widely acclaimed book, “Those Damned Black Hats: The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign.”  As an avid student of the Iron Brigade, I thoroughly enjoyed his book which was published by Savas Beatie, LLC in September 2008.  Congratulations to Lance – I’m sure he will make Wisconsin proud.  You can read Savas Beatie’s press release by clicking on the following link.

Savas Beatie Author Named Chairman of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission

About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to Herdegen Named Chairman of Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission

  1. militaryhistory says:

    Thank you for posting the information about Lance Herdegen and his book “Those Damned Black Hats!: The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign.” If anyone is interested in more information about this book, including an excerpt, or the author, you can check at http://www.savasbeatie.com/books/IRON_BRIGADE_book.htm.
    Kind Regards,
    Savas Beatie Publishing

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